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National Library Week Celebration (14-20 April)

Free access to the OED and Oxford Reference in North and South America

Celebrate National Library Week, 14-20 April 2013, with free access to two of Oxford’s most popular online products. Starting 14 April and running through 20 April, everyone in North and South America will have free access to the OED and Oxford Reference. Free access will be through a username and password announced here on the OUPblog on 14 April. Everyone will have access through the same login, which will last until the end of the week.
We’re freeing up this unprecedented amount of OUP content in thanks for all the hard and vital work that librarians do to support their patrons and in celebration of the week honoring libraries. In addition, we will be announcing a special contest just for librarians on 14 April, which will bring attention to the events that libraries hold during National Library Week.


The Oxford English Dictionary traces the evolution and use of words and is widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language. The Oxford English Dictionary Online gives you the latest content of the full Oxford English Dictionary as well as the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. The OED Online includes more than 600,000 meanings of words using over 3 million quotations; coverage of British, American, and all varieties of English; and is updated 4 times a year with new entries.

Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference brings together over 2-million entries into a single cross-searchable resource, from subject reference, quotation, and language dictionaries in the Oxford Quick Reference collection to award winning Oxford Companions and Encyclopedias in the Oxford Reference Library.

We hope you will enjoy using these free resources during National Library Week!

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